Letters to the Editor

Congrats to UNI

March 23, 2010

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To the editor:

After being involved in basketball as a player, coach and referee for more than 40 years, my hat is off to the Northern Iowa players and mostly the coaching staff. The UNI coaching staff prepared and implemented one of the most successful game plans I have seen in years with style and confidence.

What was disheartening was to watch the best team in the country, from the tip, come down the floor many times, completely out of control, taking off-balance shots and making sloppy passes. Why wasn’t the fleet of high quality coaches on the sideline able to see this and make adjustments? The changes could have easily been made with 15 minutes left in the first half instead of waiting until the sense of urgency with 3 minutes left in the game.

This victory for Northern Iowa is why the NCAA Tournament is the single greatest athletic event.

Comments

weeslicket 5 years, 3 months ago

wow. can't hardly believe i'm the first in on this lte today.

could that be, because.............. mr. everett was spot on? (yes, and yes)

Jimo 5 years, 3 months ago

Very impressive team. Lucky, yes. But also practiced and determined.

You don't have to be great every day in every way, you just have to be great for 40 minutes of play.

CreatureComforts 5 years, 3 months ago

I dont think they were lucky at all, they were better. KU played like trash, they played better. KU has shown several times this season that they are not necessarily the best team in the country, despite the frequent title of such. UNI was just better, not lucky.

jbiegs 5 years, 3 months ago

KU is over hyped and always overrated. KU fans are a bunch of smug idiots. K.........S,........U..........Wildcats Go STATE Another emberassing early round exit for KU! hahahahahahaha

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 3 months ago

The NCAA basketball tournament doesn't determine the "best" team. It determines which of 65 teams can be not only good enough, but just as importantly lucky enough, to go on a six-game winning streak at the tail end of the season. In 2008, KU managed to be the one. Not so this year.

It's a very entertaining format, but if the goal is to determine which team is "best," it'd have to more closely resemble the NBA playoff format, and I don't think many people would want that.

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